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collection scrap quilt //2

April 23rd, 2014

Megan Nielsen Collection scrap quilt //2

You guys, i really like this quilt! So this is another collection scrap quilt – made using the leftovers from my AW2010 collection, the “Perth collection”. I really feel like this quilt gives the same vibe as that collection – I am so in love with the idea of using up my collection scraps in quilts. I love mementos! Can you tell i’m excited!!

I tried really hard to do a better job with this quilt, and i feel like my quilting is improving very slightly with each one i do (Here is the first quilt i ever made for Bunny, the second i made for Buddy and also the collection scrap quilt #1). I decided to hand quilt this one – and *cough* – i’m not sure i’ll ever hand quilt again. You guys it took ages! I actually gave up and didn’t do even half as many lines of hand stitching as i had planned. Ugh so lame! hehehe. Also it’s wrinkly as all hell, and i don’t know why, and i also kind of don’t care. Is that bad?

But regardless of my laziness, this is my favourite quilt so far. I looooove it! I didn’t have enough scraps from the Perth collection to make a queen size quilt, so instead i just made a smaller one to use on the couch. We like blankets in the family room :)

This one really wore me out with how long it took, so i think i’m going to take a bit of a break before tackling the next collection scrap quilt (which will be from this collection). What do you think?!

Megan Nielsen Collection scrap quilt //2

april newsletter sneakpeek: boab headband pattern

April 26th, 2013

Megan Nielsen Boab leather headband

I adore the Boab leather headband that was part of my Perth collection - you’ll find it on my head on pretty much any bad hair day :)

This month in the newsletter i’ll be the sharing the pattern and instructions for how to make this cute little leather headband – but i thought you might like a little sneakpeek!

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Megan Nielsen Boab leather headband

Megan Nielsen Boab leather headband

behind the scenes: the Breakwater collection

April 8th, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Megan Nielsen Breakwater collection 2013

That’s right my friends. We’re talking just a little bit about the new pattern collection today :)

I know you’re all excited and i’ve been really tight lipped about it (i like surprises! sue me! hehehe) But today i thought it would be fun to share a few behind the scenes shots of the collection.

And guess what? we’re only a mere 2 weeks from the collection release. I know! i can barely breathe i’m so excited!! Ask Holly she’s probably tired of me hyperventilating in excitement about it :)

But i will tell you this – there will be 4 new patterns! FOUR! yes! excited!


Megan Nielsen Maternity Collection Lookbook!!

March 27th, 2013

You guys! i’m so excited to finally be able to share with you the lookbook for my maternity sewing patterns! It’s been a long time coming and lots and lots of work – but i’m so thrilled to finally put all these pieces together in a lookbook!

We all had such a blast working on these shots – and i think the fun of the day really shows through. I really love it when everything comes together perfectly. And seriously, could our model be more perfect? i think not – she rocked it!

I really can’t wait to hear what you think!! i’m just so excited to share them with you all!! I really hope you enjoy them!! i know i already said that but i’m just that excited hehehehe Eeeeek! *excitable shrieking!* 

ok evidently i need to calm down… i’ll go get a coffee now hehehe

Please feel free to share them, pin them, whatever!


Megan Nielsen Perfect Nursing Top sewing pattern MN1001 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1001 Megan Nielsen Perfect Nursing & Maternity top sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen Pina dress & top sewing pattern MN1002 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1002 Megan Nielsen Pina dress & top sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen wrapped maternity top sewing pattern MN1003 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1003 Megan Nielsen Wrapped maternity top sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen Nursing & Maternity Lingerie set sewing pattern MN1004 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1004 Megan Nielsen Nursing & Maternity lingerie set sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen Rie dress & top sewing pattern MN1005 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1005 Megan Nielsen Rie dress & top sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen Ruched maternity tshirt sewing pattern MN1006 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1006 Megan Nielsen Ruched maternity tshirt sewing pattern]

Megan Nielsen ruched maternity skirt sewing pattern MN1008 // @megan_nielsen[SHOP: MN1008 Megan Nielsen ruched maternity skirt sewing pattern]


Model: Holly Matthews // Chadwicks
Photographer: Ebony Frost // Ebony Frost Photography
Floral arrangments: c/o Sarah Cooper // Rose & Pearl Events
Hair & Makeup: Emma Schroeder // Milla Makeup
Styling & shoot assist: Yvette Brownlie
Designs & styling: Megan Nielsen 

A very very big thank you to everyone involved!!

The Kelly Skirt is here!!

August 4th, 2012

I’m very happy to announce the release of my newest sewing pattern –  the Kelly skirt!

I am honestly so excited about this pattern! It’s aimed at a beginner level, so all of the pattern pieces have been kept to simple shapes to aid with construction and alterations. It works beautifully with a variety of fabrics, so you aren’t limited to one season. Try it in in something light and breezy for summer – or something heavier for winter! I’ve personally made it in denim, khaki and quilting cotton – and really can’t wait to try it in a breezy silk, and am particularly excited to make a wool version at some point. And because of the simple pattern shapes, the opportunities for customization and unleashing your own creativity are endless!

This truly is one of my favourite designs – and has been included in two of my apparel collections, the Perth collection and the Country Roads collection.

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I do!!

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as seen on: Tick Tock Vintage

July 5th, 2012

I really adore Veronika, she is such a doll. After getting to spend some time with her in Texas during the Texas Style Conference, I can confidently say she is one of the sweetest people i’ve ever met. I really wish we lived closer!!

So of course i was thrilled when i saw her style up my Banksia top back in February. Now that I’m back in winter again, I’m feeling inspired all over again by the adorable way she wore it.

Do you read Tick Tock Vintage? Because you know you really should :)

photo credit:: Tick Tock Vintage